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The NAIL-ing List: Neil Alexander's News & Happenings from the world of NAIL

Welcome to the April 2017 issue of 

The NAILing List
Neil Alexander's Performances, Workshops and other bits...

Spring! Spring! Spring!  April is here - although still rainy (good thing!) and cool, warm weather will soon be upon us. Flowers are popping their heads up and so are the gigs!  Once again I am truly grateful for so many great opportunities.... 

This month the Woodstock based jamband trio Cloudburst hits 3 times - and every time we play it gets better and better. Plus I have my first solo gig in Europe; there's Mr Gone, the Thunderhead Organ Trio and more. Here's what's up in April!
Thursday March 30th 8:00 pm


CLOUDBURST

Neil Alexander/Michael Colletti/Tony Parker


Catskill Mountian Pizza Company

51 Mill Hill Road Woodstock NY


Three shows this month with these gentlemen - playing our favorite jazz, funk and groove standards. :) This first one is at the great Catskill Mountain Pizza Company. 
Saturday April 1st 8:00 pm


CLOUDBURST

Neil Alexander/Michael Colletti/Tony Parker


Alley Cat Jazz & Blues Club

294 Wall Street Kingston NY


Our 2nd show brings us back to the Alley Cat, a super hip new spot in Kingston NY.
Sunday April 2nd 2:00 pm

Mr. GONE

With Special Guests The
ROCKLAND YOUTH
JAZZ ENSEMBLE


Trumpets Jazz Club

6 Depot Square Montclair NJ


Once again we bring you the magic of one of the world's greatest electric Jazz groups - Weather Report, plus some tasty bits from the Headhunters. For this show we welcome back Richie Morales on drums, along with Peter Furlan (saxes), Ratzo Harris (Bass) and me (Neil Alexander) on  keyboards. Plus a special appearance by the Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble directed by Pete Furlan, with special guest Vinnie Cutro on trumpet.
Friday April 7th 9:00 pm

Neil Alexander
(Solo Performance)


Cascais Jazz Club 

Largo Cidade de Vitória Nº36
Cascais, Portugal

Suggested Donation: 8 Euro


VERY excited to announce my first Performance in Europe (since the Machine tour in 2004), and my first Solo performance in 2 years. After spending some time in Portugal in the late 80's, I had promised myself I'd go back. The opportunity finally presented itself with a solo show at the beautiful Cascais Jazz Club in Cascais, about 15 minutes outside Lisbon. I'll be playing material from "Darn That Dream: Solo Piano Vol. 1" with some new material and adding electronics on the 3rd set. There is a suggested donation of 8 Euros. Check their Facebook Page for more info.
Thursday April 20th 8:00 pm


THUNDERHEAD

Organ Trio

 

The Wherehouse 

119 Liberty Street Newburgh NY



Our 3rd Thursday Thing continues. Nadav Z, Joe G and I will be blasting off around 8 pm for our usual tour around the outer reaches of the solar system. We've got even more new tunes this week. Plus Neil will be celebrating his birthday by playing extra loud and fast. Come out and partake of the fine food & drink at the Wherehouse while having your mind blown by the sounds. :)
Never a cover!
Saturday April 21st 8:00 pm


CLOUDBURST

Neil Alexander/Michael Colletti/Tony Parker

The Woodstock Lodge

20 Country Club Lane

Woodstock, New York
Another show, the time at The famous - or infamous - Woodstock Lodge which has undergone a complete overhaul and is now a badass venue with great food! 
Saturday April 22nd 6 pm

The Fullerton Sessions Presents

NEIL ALEXANDER
Premiering new Solo Works for Piano and Electronics


The Fullerton Mansion
297 Grand Street Newburgh NY

Tickets: $20


I'll be premiering a new set of solo pieces for Piano and Electronics at this beautiful residence/cultural center, a jewel of Newburgh. 
Next Month So Far...
 
  • 5/10 Neil Alexander & NAIL - Quinn's Beacon NY
  • 5/18 Thunderhead Organ Trio - Wherehouse Newburgh NY
  • 5/24 Neil Alexander & NAIL - Quinn's Beacon NY
  • 5/27 Cloudburst  - The Station Woodstock NY
 
As Always, CHECK THE CALENDAR (link below) -
Events are subject to change and new dates are getting added ALL THE TIME!

In the meantime,


Thanks for supporting Live Music. 
Have a Lovely Spring!

 
Neil's Event Calendar
Good News, Everyone!

Now you can download my entire CD catalog - that's ELEVEN releases (11!) - all at the same time on my Bandcamp site for $10 BUCKS! (Cheap!) Go grab 'em. :) 

Latest CDs:
 
"SOFT INVADERS"  - Physical CD's NOW AVAILABLE! Go To Music.nailmusic.com to order this limited edition CD in "ecologically neutral" packaging (a simple cardboard sleeve) for only $7.
Recorded live on "Music With Space" on WPRB radio in October of last year;  as always, pay what you want - even free to download or order the disc!

"A SAMPLING OF WORLDS" - a retrospective collection featuring tracks from 18 years worth of recorded music. Also contains an unreleased track "Spring is Here", recorded live in 2010.
THANKS FOR SUPPORTING LIVE MUSIC!
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